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Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Gabrielle Giffords Returns to D.C. to Kick-start Gun Campaign

Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to help kick-start a longshot campaign to expand criminal background checks to all commercial firearms sales.


A gun exposition in El Paso, Texas. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Americans Don’t Want More Gun Control, Says Poll From Gun Lobby

The National Sports Shooting Foundation says it commissioned the poll to counter claims of widespread support for more gun control legislation.


Gabrielle Giffords will highlight New York's gun laws at a gun show in Saratoga Springs. (Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Giffords To Attend New York Gun Show

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, is set to tour a New York gun show, the first such visit since she was shot.


In this photo illustration, a Glock pistol with a 17 round magazine is seen. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Law Enforcers to Help with Gun Background Checks

Maryland State Police says officers from several law enforcement agencies will help troopers conduct background checks for people applying to buy guns.


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McDonnell Loses His Mansion’s Chef After Realizing No Background Check Done

Gov. Bob McDonnell’s office says it didn’t request a background check on the former Executive Mansion chef who left amid a Virginia State Police investigation.